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Blind Faith - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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1,123 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 08-04-2001

An ale of enlightenment created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life's road, and to interpret signs in the voyages of the spirit. Blind Faith is an extremely well-balanced India Pale Ale with a crisp, refreshing hop bitterness and a deep malt body to match.

60 IBU
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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2.13/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours an extremely cloudy shade of orangeish brown with a one finger offwhite head. Looks disgusting

S- very light aroma of pine. Weak.

T- very light grassy bitterness...malty sweetness as well. I know it's and English IPA and not American, but it's very bland

M- medium bodied, on the thick side. Odd for a single IPA

O- not a huge fan at all...but then again, Magic Hat. Not expecting much

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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2.51/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer poured a nice looking amber with a full tan head. Head measured one finger width and held up awhile.

Aroma has a hint of soap, like childhood bubbles. There is also a showing of pine form the hops. The flavor is pine resin and there is some faint citrus to be found. Not the best IPA I have had. For being a part of the Summer variety case, this was the weakest offering.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the proliferation of American styles, it's nice to be able to get an English style that's done well. This fits that bill. There are those mature refined tones that you expect; well rounded hop characteristics, but not pushing it to the levels that define American IPAs. This is a real nice easy drinker. If I could try this on cask, I'd be all over it.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: bold brown colored body that leaves a one finger white head that lasts a good two minutes, no carbonation is rising

S: malty sweet citrus up front with just a bit of hops in the background.

T: pretty much the same, nothing different.

M: medium, pretty creamy, nothing harsh on the tongue.

O: this is decent, but nothing spectacular, I'm not sure if I would have this again.

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3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Certainly not the appearance of an IPA you'll find in the States, but more fitting of those across the pond. The color is anything but pale. More or less a deep, rich, orangey amber. Not quite hazy, but thick enough that light can't get through it. The head is very thick with good staying power. It first falls around the edges leaving a peak in the middle. Lots of thick lace.

Malty nose, somewhat vegetal...smells like the sauerkraut I had with dinner. Yeasty.

Doesn't have much character. Very bready, crackerlike taste. Again, slightly vegetal. Earthy hops in the swallow with more malt coming through.

The first half is kind of blah. There's not much happening. Eventually, the hops provide some bitter and the malt gives some sweetness, and like the smell, I'm getting sauerkraut again.

Very ordinary. Nothing to write home about. Just lacks character, like it doesn't know what kind of beer it wants to be. Goes down easy enough, but needs more bite for an IPA. The troops of lore wouldn't want much of this.

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Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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